swine flu


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swine flu

or

swine influenza:

see influenzainfluenza
or flu,
acute, highly contagious disease caused by a RNA virus (family Orthomyxoviridae); formerly known as the grippe. There are three types of the virus, designated A, B, and C, but only types A and B cause more serious contagious infections.
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Karnataka has recorded 85 swine flu deaths with the number of those affected in the state now touching 2,813, Press Trust of India reported.
Ansar Burney has already requested the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Main Nawaz Sharif to take measures to save Pakistani Nation from Swine Flu virus before its too late.
To prevent the spread of swine flu, the only option is to isolate the patients.
The swine flu deaths have shaken up the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
My concern is that the department is cutting corners and trying to save money, but in the case of swine flu that sort of mind-set will cost lives.
One group that we have not previously concentrated on, pregnant mums, are at higher risk from swine flu than the rest of the population.
He added that, because the number of swine flu incidences is currently much lower than in previous years, no extra precautionary measures will be taken in schools - such as temporarily shutting down classes, or entire schools themselves - as was practiced in 2009 when the H1N1 virus outbreak began.
Earlier it was reported that an Arab student at the beginning of his 30s died from swine flu, bringing the death toll to three.
A spokesman also confirmed that swine flu was now the dominant form of the influenza virus.
The new case of swine flu in North Wales brings the number of confirmed cases of H1N1 reported to Public Health Wales since May 2009 to 665, although the actual number of people who have had the virus will be significantly higher.
A Department of Health spokesman said: "The special unit which assesses a * ADVICE: Judith Hooper pat i e n t 's symptoms through trained advisors on a 24-hour health hotline before, if required, authorising antivirals, is being stood down having successfully taken the strain off primary c a r e s e rvices, such as doctors a n d n u r s e s , throughout the swine flu pandemic.
The swine flu death toll remains unchanged at 28 and no new patients have been admitted to hospital in the past week.